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Golf: Graeme McDowell leads World Challenge by two strokes

Published December 1, 2012 7:24 pm

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Thousand Oaks, Calif. • Graeme McDowell rolled in two long putts early in the round Saturday and ran his streak to 29 holes without a bogey on his way to a 4-under 68 and a two-shot lead over Keegan Bradley going into the final round of the World Challenge.

McDowell hasn't won anywhere in the world since he rallied from four shots behind and beat Tiger Woods in a playoff at this event two years ago, capping off a dream season in which he won the U.S. Open and the decisive match for Europe in the Ryder Cup.

This time, he'll be the one protecting a lead. Bradley said he had to cope with more fallout on the proposed ban of the belly putting stroke when one man in the gallery called him a "cheater."

The Associated Press